Every week, PLUME VOYAGE Magazine offers you a selection of cultural news and international exhibitions. To finish this month of August, we invite you to discover photos by Serge Anton in Pernes-les-Fontaines, work by Daniel Crooks in Brisbane, the representation of animals at the Fotomuseum Winterthur and even a joint collaboration by Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto and the Amazonian Huni Kuin tribe in Vienna. And to continue the holidays too, we urge you to take a mini-tour around France. A chance to see photos by Denise Colomb in Anglet and those by Pierre de Fenoyi in Tours, JonOne grafitti in Bordeaux and even a collective exhibition around the sea in Dinard. We lead you to Washington DC for a retrospective on Gustave Caillebotte before heading over to Spain, to Bilbao for the Jeff Koons exhibition and one dedicated to Vogue fashion photographs and their relationship to art in Madrid. All before setting off to revive yourself in the gardens of the Chaumont-sur-Loire area, to enjoy the International Garden Festival. We also invite you to come along and discover the Western vision of 20th century African art in Ostende, contemporary artistic creations in Saint-Etienne and even tapestries by major players of modern art in Angers. Unless you would rather check out the astonishing canvases by Marius Borgeaud in Lausanne. Come on, it’s happening now!
On display at Art Basel, Serge Anton vies to remain a free artist,
a photographer that listens to his desires and responds to creative and compliant encounters. One of these led him to Lau Dejente, a photography fanatic and founder of la Maison Pernoise. For her, Serge Anton has dreamed up a series of 20 portraits, created during voyages that he has undertaken over the past 15 years, exploring the four corners of the globe. Across their obvious definitive beauty, these portraits reminisce on a timeless purity that captivates and touches onlookers. Such a feeling of union exceeds borders of otherness, as Serge Anton’s photos pay humble and respectful tribute to that which represents the essence of humanity: dignity. Until 25th October. B.D. www.lamaisonpernoise.com
“Motion Studies” presents the work of Daniel Crook and his important contribution to artistic media in Australia, which expresses itself through video and photography, even sculpture.
He thus explores the elasticity of movement in time and space. Best known for his “time frame” video technique where he uses ribbons of different thickness to create a video flux that evokes lyrical movement in time and space. Daniel Cook now uses these plastic explorations in the real world around us across three sculptural pieces. Until 25th October.
Animal representations are omnipresent in our culture and we are apparently obsessed by their image.
Animals are also controversial subjects in terms of their rights, the way they are raised, their protection and genetics. Since the 70s, artists have changed the ways of conventional representation and the relationship between man and animals. “Beastly/Tierisch” returns to this evolution through the work of various artists, photographers and video-makers, who all put the notion of animality in perspective.
Until 4th October.
"Ernesto Neto and the Huni Kuin – Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret" at Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary, Vienna.
“Aru Kuxipa | Sacred Secret” was born of an interdisciplinary, unconventional project by Ernesto Neto in collaboration with the Huni Kuin Amazonian tribe.
The exhibition attempts to draw up a consensus between different creative impulses and to raise public awareness as we become more and more interested by alternative means of artistic expression. “Aru Kuxipa” presents the communal vision and the dream of Brazilian native Ernesto Neto and Amazonian artists, masters of plants and shamans in the community. Together, they have created a space of transformation, a zone of encounters and expression and, above all, exchanges.
Until 25th October. B.D. www.tba21.org
Artaud, Brauner, Hartung, Giacometti, Mirò, Picasso…In the 1950s, Denise Colomb devised portraits of all the great artists of that era.
Sister of Edouard and pierre Loeb, who own one of Paris’s top galleries, she met painters and sculptors – and it was with Antonin Artaud that she started her series of portraits. Whether photographing celebrities or ordinary folk, her passion for faces has never wavered. At over ninety years old, Denise Colomb creates portraits in mirrors and brings African masks to life, a testimony to her inexhaustible love for mankind and art.
Until 29th August. B.D. www.anglet.fr
A world first, this retrospective exhibition gathers together almost 110 snapshots – the majority of which are shots of the age-, a slideshow of 40 images as well as documents, films and sound archives that testify to the activity and production of Pierre de Fenoÿi.
Involved in the effervescent critique uniting sociologists, philosophers, historians and art critics regarding the status of photography in the 70s and 80s, Pierre de Fenoÿi represents a mighty current that defends the specificity of photographic medium through his close relationship with time and reality. He is one of the few French landscapists marrying classic tradition with pioneers of photography and American photography in the 1970s.
Until 31st October. B.D. www.jeudepaume.org
At the end of the 1970s, John Andrew Perello, alias JonOne, started drawing grafitti in New York.
Here, he met A-One who had previously trained with Jean-Michel Basquiat before founding the 156 All Starz group. It wasn’t until the middle of the 80s that he started painting on canvas, attempting to reproduce the founding element of his particular style: the vision of a graffiti subway carriage, moving so fast that it creates streaks of colour in its wake. B.D. www.institut-bernard-magrez.com
This exhibition, devised in collaboration with the Art & Dinard association that unites art galleries around the city,
invites visitors to immerse themselves and feed their emotions in the magical world of painting, sculpture and photography across one hundred works of art, some of which were created especially for the occasion, and others which are on display in beach cabins. An invitation to relax, collect holiday memories, these glimpses of the sea are also a window on those who work on it; marines, outgoing cargo and shipping yards.
Until 30th August. B.D. www.ville-dinard.fr
Across fifty major masterpieces, the National Gallery of Art pays homage to impressionist painter Gustave Caillebotte in the first exhibition of such calibre dedicated to him in the United States.
“Caillebotte’s paintings are difficult to find in public institutions. We are delighted to be able to take up the chance to present his emblematic work as part of this exceptional retrospective”, declares Earl A. Powell III, director of the National Galley of Art. After Washington, the exhibition will be moved to Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas.
Until 4th October.
Since 1992, the International Garden Festival has been a laboratory for contemporary creation in the realm of gardens and landscaping throughout the world.
For the 2015 edition, the festival orients towards green heritage and vegetal genius, with the hope of wowing visitors but also highlighting and rememerbing those who dedicate their life and energy to protecting, saving and recreating extraordinary vegetal wonders. That is why this year’s edition is dedicated to “collection gardens”. Until 1st November.
Representing one of the most important contemporary figures of art, this exhibition allows visitors to embrace the work of this American artist.
Over the past four decades, Jeff Koons has developed his singular work, remaining unique in his genre and an innovator, which has made him a key figure amongst the most important artists of our time. Throughout his career, with many surprising propositions, his exhibitions have always known how to touch the soul. For the first time in Spain, the public also have a complete overview of this artist’s work, governed by notions of self-acceptance, the celebration of our world and self-affirmation through art. Until 27th September. B.D. www.guggenheim-bilbao.es
Peter Lindberg, Yelena Yemchuk, David Seidner and Deborah Tuberville…every big name in photography have collaborated with Vogue magazine.
Whether they have imitated the style of the pre-Raphaelite, Renaissance paintings, the impressionists or outstanding contemporary artists, each expresses – over sixty fashion photographs on display here – their taste for art history, executed without embellishment and without inhibition. The ensemble offers a fabulous insight into the history of art and allows you to discover mostly little-known images in France. B.D. www.museothyssen.org
How does the West perceive 20th-century African art?
This is the question tackled by this exhibition by trying to forget how exotic and colonialist ideas stick to these creations, often regarded as primitive art, negro art or even ethnic art. More than a century after Guillaume Apollinaire’s plea On the Walls, where he asked the Louvre to accept “works of exotic art”, where are we now? Across several opening photos, objects and masks, you are invited to make your own judgment, far from the easy clichés and by taking account of politicians who have often mislead this continent.
Until 3rd January.
Bronze, enamel porcelain, sandstone bricks, metal, wood and rubber…
a Prévert inventory that brings originality to an exhibition that simultaneously presents for the first time twelve pieces by the biggest names in design, including Eric Jourdan, Vincent Kohler and Florence Doleac. It is around the theme of materials that these artists present their monumental and original works, such as the little plantar path, a geodesic dome or a cloche. Here, the use of materials and expression of materials become one. Until 27th March 2016.
Around thirty original works, taken from the rich collections of the Museum of Modern Art in Paris,
the National Contemporary Art Foundation and museums around Angers, allow visitors to discover the works of often unknown tapestry-makers, such as Picasso, Braque, Sonia Delaunay, Louis Bourgeois and Annette Messager. From experimental pieces woven in the 1930s to the latest creations of the last decade, these works relay the relations between weavers and creator, but also the tapestry-designer’s skill and finally supple expression across supports and extremely diverse techniques. Until 31st October. B.D. www.villeangers.fr
Far from being a “sophisticated mess” as described by Marius Borgeaud, the Swiss artists resists the picturesque temptation of ports and the appeal of Bigouden folklore.
He prefers painting pharmacies, city halls and bistros. Indoor scenes represent the maturity of his work and build his reputation. One of the most emblematic artists of his generation, alongside Ferdinand Hodler and Félix Vallotton, it was not until the age of 40 that Marius Borgeaud began to paint. Initially linked to the post-impressionist movement, he quickly carved his own path, far from any artistic genre. His realist, even sometimes naïve style veers towards a more pared-down and synthetic art. He leaves behind over 300 canvases. Until 25th October. B.D.